About Me

Duane Bajema

Duane Bajema
Professor of Agriculture

Phone: (712) 722-6275

I grew up on a mixed livestock and grain farm in southwest Minnesota, and attended Hills-Beaver Creek High School where I was active in athletics and FFA.  I attended Dordt College for two years majoring in chemistry and transferred to the University of Minnesota where I received a BS degree in 1971.

I took a position with the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee to do agricultural and community development work during which time  I also earned a diploma from Instituto Mexicano-Nortamericano. My wife Jan and I worked in Mexico primarily in the town of Tlacolula, Oaxaca for five years. We returned to the United States in 1976 where I accepted a position to teach agriculture in Walnut Grove, MN. I accepted a position in 1977 to begin a program and teach agriculture at Dordt College. The subsequent degrees are:

I have taught a variety of ag department courses and courses that are part of the core program of the college. I have also served in various administrative capacities for the college. I have taught beekeeping courses to members of the community. I teach the following courses:

I am active in the local beef and swine producers organizations, and various professional academic societies. I serve on the Animal Care and Use Committee of Trans Ova Genetics. 

 I have served as an advisor to various student Directed Study  teams which are usually teams of three students. Examples of student projects are: